San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.


Friends of the SBC Free Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week with online auction

Bids accepted through Oct. 24, with proceeds used for library services and programs.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Oct. 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,411 people have tested positive since February, 17 are active patients, 1,380 have recovered and 14 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

Image provided by Angela Hagins.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Conflicted—the distance learning/safety dilemma

Hollister Elementary School Teachers Association President Angela Hagins writes that HSD teachers support the decision to remain on distance learning despite all of the frustrations it brings.

Scout Cody Silveira with door hangers. Photo courtesy of Bryan Feci.

Children and Youth

Scout-O-Rama goes virtual to gather hundreds for fun and games

A new approach brings three weeks of activities for scout troops and guests.